“It doesn’t matter, really, how great the pressure is;
it only matters where the pressure lies…
See that it never comes between you and the Lord—
Then, the greater the pressure…
The more it presses you to His breast.”
~ Hudson Taylor
These gorgeous roses, Rosa rugosa, are shown growing on the sand dunes of the Delaware Bay. They endure the ‘pressure’ of the sandy soil and salt water and bloom abundantly in the late Spring. The rose hips they form are huge, and almost as pretty as the flowers that preceded them when they turn golden-orange in the Autumn.
Hudson Taylor was a missionary to China. Although he was born in 1832 and died in 1905, his quote seems timely for those of us living now in the unrelenting pressures of this present age.